“Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter.”
~ Genesis 32:23
Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah, gets abducted and violated by a Canaanite prince.
The Rabbi’s teach this was Jacob’s quid-pro-quo punishment for hiding her from his brother Esau, thereby ensuring he wouldn’t marry her.
Esau was a bad man – so what did Jacob do wrong?
He denied Esau spiritual growth. Dina could’ve done what even Esau’s parents, Isaac and Rebbeca couldn’t – change Esau for the better. And they were prophets!
There is no stronger transformative power then a wise wife.